7:00 PM ET, January 26, 2010
Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan
No. 5 Michigan State reaches 8-0 in Big Ten after tough test from Michigan
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Kalin Lucas coached in the huddle and starred on the floor.Lucas made a go-ahead jumper with 3.5 seconds left, lifting No. 5 Michigan State to a 57-56 win over Michigan on Tuesday night."We went to our go-to guy," Spartans coach Tom Izzo said. "If anyone wonders why I expect a lot of out of him, it shouldn't take you long to figure out why.
• Kalin Lucas hit a jumper with 3.5 seconds left to help the Spartans avoid the Wolverines' upset bid.
• The Spartans are 8-0 in conference play, which is the best conference start in school history.
• Four players scored in double figures for Michigan State, including a season-high 20 points from Raymar Morgan.
• It's the eighth time this season the Wolverines have shot worse than 30 percent from 3-point range in a game. Michigan is 3-5 in those games.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||24-49 (.490)||19-58 (.328)|
|3P Made-Attempted||2-12 (.167)||7-29 (.241)|
|FT Made-Attempted||7-11 (.636)||11-14 (.786)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||14 (0/0)||10 (0/0)|